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One of my clients sent me the following e-mail today, and asked me to check out the following search engine:
"Your site is missing from Azoos.Com's Internet search engine! To submit it, simply click the *ADD URL* button found at www.azoos.com.
As one of the Internet's 20 most visited unique search engine databases, Azoos offers sites like yours valuable traffic that only your competition is enjoying! Submitting your site to Azoos takes only ONE minute and GUARANTEES INCLUSION .... TODAY!
Thousands of users visit Azoos EACH day but can't find YOUR site. With a simple look and an easy-to-use search tool, Azoos appeals demographically to the NOVICE INTERNET USER - a targeted group likely to make purchases from sites like your own! Featured in a recent issue of SEARCH ENGINE WATCH, Azoos is one of the Net's hottest up and coming search engines for end users -- Make sure YOUR site is included TODAY!
If your company's website can't afford to miss out on even a few thousand potential hits, it can't afford NOT to be listed with Azoos!
Goto www.azoos.com and click "ADD URL" -- let the traffic flow....!"
Sincerely, Joanna R. Heth Internet Position Analyst http://www.azoos.com/
The Internet's COOLEST Search Engine! Why should we crawl the web...when we can RUN it?
***Add YOUR Company's Web Site To Azoos.Com TODAY!!!***
I have to admit, that e-mail got me more than a little curious about Azoos, so I did a little digging and I found the following press release:
Not only has Azoos.Com managed to remain one of THE fastest services of its kind when it comes to including user- submitted URLs in its vast database, it’s now also one of THE fastest search engines on the ‘net! Thanks to the implementation of new technologies developed & improved by its software engineers during the last six months, Azoos has joined the ranks of those search engines capable of returning results in less than 1 second!
But unlike other high-end search engines who boast comparable speeds, Azoos.Com goes one step further by guaranteeing instant placement for webmasters who submit their company’s webpage via the engine’s "add url" feature. Combined, these elements make Azoos the ONLY key player online capable of speedy search results AND speedy spidering of user-submitted sites!
In an age where so many sites have given up their individuality to become "meta" search engines; pooling the databases of other engines to produce unoriginal search results,--Azoos.Com remains true to traditional search engine format by selecting its own data, spidering URLs from its own database, & producing its own unique search results.
And while so many other successful engines have gone on to charge fees as high as $300 or more for website "reviews," Azoos still bills its instant-add submission service at only $69 for a guaranteed listing and site spidering.
As Azoos representative Andrew Greenstein says, "We originally set out to create a search engine that offered something unique not only for the end-user but for the site submitter as well. Now that our search technology has improved so dramatically, it’s clear that our initial vision has become a reality and our primary goal has been achieved."
And although the bright yellow search engine may still have a long way to go before it can compete with the "big boys" in terms of audience size, Azoos.Com may very well be one of the most promising prospects on the debt-riddled Internet today.
Well, I can certainly agree with them on one thing. They do indeed have a long way to go, before they can compete with the big boys--a very long way!
Here's the problem as I see it with Azoos. They want $69.95 to add you to their database. This despite the fact that not one of the top search engines charges money to spider your website. And those colors are brutal on the eyes! Whose brilliant idea was that? Blue text on a screaming yellow background? When I first saw it, I thought the Cartoon Network had developed their own search engine.
I wasn't impressed to say the least. And I certainly wasn't interested in spending $69.95 to be included on some cartoonish looking search site.
While I was there I figured I'd check out their search function. But something interesting happened when I typed in a particular keyword. The following disclaimer appeared on the right hand side of the search engine:
"Remember! Azoos.com contains millions of web pages in its database, but our categorical listings (that's where YOU are NOW!) feature only a handful of our hottest picks and user- submitted sites.
Unlike other search engines who expect their users to navigate through dozens of categorical links to find relevant subject matter, Azoos.Com keeps this section of our site short, simple, and to the point...listing only a few thousand reviewed and user-submitted links.
If you have a more specific topic in mind and need to conduct in-depth research, please enter your query in the search box above for complete results. Use these categories only when looking for general lists, containing today's most useful sites to bookmark!"
Allow me to decipher the above jibberish. In essence, what Azoos is saying is this: Unless you perform a number of inconvenient search procedures, the results you receive will more often than not be those of businesses that have paid to have their sites listed in the Azoos database!
Also, their traffic count is low, comparatively speaking, for a search engine.
In conclusion, I can't recommend Azoos. There are just far too many superior, free alternatives!
Dean Phillips is an Internet marketing expert, writer, publisher and entrepreneur. Questions? Comments? Dean can be reached at mailto: email@example.com Visit his website at: http://www.lets-make-money.net